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File #: RES. 2020-R047    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Rejected
File created: 7/1/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/27/2020 Final action: 7/27/2020
Title: To request that the Chief Administrative Officer cause to be prepared and submitted to the Council and the Mayor a report identifying funding in the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 General Fund Budget and the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Special Fund Budget appropriated to the Department of Police for mental health, substance abuse, and social service functions and that provides recommendations, to the extent permitted by law, for the re-appropriation and transfer of such funding from the Department of Police to other City departments and to community mental health, substance abuse, and social service programs designed to perform such functions.
Patrons: Stephanie Lynch, Michael Jones
Indexes: Police Department
Attachments: 1. Res. No. 2020-R047
Related files: RES. 2020-R048, ORD. 2020-154, RES. 2020-R045, RES. 2020-R046, ORD. 2020-155
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To request that the Chief Administrative Officer cause to be prepared and submitted to the Council and the Mayor a report identifying funding in the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 General Fund Budget and the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Special Fund Budget appropriated to the Department of Police for mental health, substance abuse, and social service functions and that provides recommendations, to the extent permitted by law, for the re-appropriation and transfer of such funding from the Department of Police to other City departments and to community mental health, substance abuse, and social service programs designed to perform such functions.
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WHEREAS, upon information and belief of Council, the General Fund Budget for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2020, and ending June 30, 2021, adopted by Ordinance No. 2020-049 on May 11, 2020, and the Special Fund Budget for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2020, and ending June 30, 2021, adopted by Ordinance No. 2020-050 on May 11, 2020, include funding for expenditures by the Department of Police for certain mental health, substance abuse, and social service functions that do not directly relate to law enforcement work; and

WHEREAS, it is the Council's belief that the performance of those certain mental health, substance abuse, and social services functions now performed by the Department of Police that do not directly relate to law enforcement work may be better provided by other City departments or community organizations; and
WHEREAS, the Council believes that it is in the best interests of the citizens of the City of Richmond that the Council request that the Chief Administrative Officer cause to be prepared and submitted to the Council and the Mayor a report identifying funding in the General Fund Budget for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2020, and ending June 30, 2021, adopted by Ordinance No. 2020-049 on May 11, 2020, and the Special Fund Budget for the fiscal year commencing J...

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